It looks really good. I can hardly wait till mine arrives!
March 17th, 2017 § Comments Off on Tarot Compendium § permalink
March 14th, 2017 § Comments Off on Tarot For One: The Art of Reading for Yourself § permalink
Tarot For One took me longer to read than I expected, but not because it’s difficult, or heavy, or in any way hard to read. In fact, it’s just the opposite, Courtney Weber has written an extremely accessible Tarot guide that’s a true pleasure to read.
It took me so long to get through because instead of just breezing through a collection of card definitions, Tarot history, and sample spreads (all of which are included in the book and are very well written), I actually worked through every exercise while using a new deck I wasn’t at all familiar with.
The time taken was well worth it, as not only did I really get to know my new deck, but I also deepened my own relationship with Tarot and how I use it to read for myself.
What’s especially wonderful about Tarot For One is how it helps you to develop your own personal connection to the cards. Working through the exercises shows you how you can build a language using the images on your cards that reflects your own life, something memorizing other peoples’ definitions can never do.
And the process of creating that personal language is super fun!! I was having insights left, right, and center the whole way through the book. Even an exercise asking readers about their last meal was unexpectedly interesting and enjoyable.
If you decide to get this book (which I recommend), I strongly suggest you do all the exercises, and most definitely use your Tarot journal. I started a new one just for the book and I’ve already filled more than 160 pages!
Tarot For One: The Art of Reading for Yourself is a book I think both new and seasoned readers will enjoy. I know I’m going to be gifting it to some of my Tarot buddies. Whether they’ve been reading for a long time, or just starting out, it’s the type of book that can help everyone become a better reader.
October 21st, 2016 § Comments Off on The Tarot Coloring Book by Theresa Reed § permalink
It’s not only a coloring book, but also a fabulous Tarot guide, filled with clear explanations of what each card represents, and with special attention paid to the coloring and primary symbols found in each card.
The pictures are large, with lots of room to color as you wish. You can follow with tradition, or take things in a whole new direction. Either way, the whole process of coloring in the images helps solidify their meaning, and forges a mind-body connection to the deck that simple memorization could never achieve.
As a longtime fan of both coloring and Tarot, this is a particularly fun book for me. I can hardly wait to dive in.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
4 of Cups
Today it might seem like you’ve got it all, and yet there’s still something missing. Emotionally, you’ve got plenty of support. People around you love you and you love them back. Despite it all though, there’s a nagging feeling that it’s just not enough.
Perhaps you’re fantasizing about a new love, a new friend, or at a new spark to make what you’ve already got even more special.
Examine these feelings carefully and determine what it is that leaves you slightly unsatisfied. Are you being reasonable – or a bit of a brat. Pay attention to what you’ve got and don’t forget to give thanks.
At the same time – if there is something missing, it’s missing and there’s no getting around it. Meditate on what it is that leaves you wanting more and figure out whether or not it’s something you should pursue.
Remember though, what you wish for might just appear out of thin air – make sure you really want it?
Tarot Experience is the second in a three part Tarot series put together by some really excellent Tarot readers and writers … Sasha Graham, Barbara Moore, Mark McElroy, Marcus Katz, Tali Goodwin, Giordano Berti, and Riccardo Minetti.
To get a taste of what the book’s like, you can read a sample chapter by clicking here. And to learn more, take a look at the video below by Sasha Graham, and/or visit the Tarot Experience Kickstarter project page.
If you’re interested in a new ‘fundamental guide to the Tarot World’, you might want to check out Lo Scarabero’s Tarot Fundamentals. It’s the first book in a three-volume set meant for readers of all levels from beginners to experts.
Anyone familiar with this blog knows that I really like reading Tarot cards, but actually, I’m a great fan of reading in general, not just cards, but books of all sorts too.
Take a look, then pick up a book!
For those of you interested in Madame Blavatsky and her Secret Doctrine but don’t feel like reading the whole thing, you might want to check out Ron Regé, Jr.’s Cosomogenesis: Illustrated Highlights From The Secret Doctrine of Madame Blavatsky.
It’s a 40-page limited edition comic book filled with Blatvatsky’s magical explanation of the cosmos … I’ve ordered mine and can hardly wait for it to arrive.
A few months back, Donnaleigh de LaRose recommended I read Yoav Ben-Dov’s Tarot: The Open Reading. I’m really glad she did, I like it. It talks about the Tarot Marseille, and as might be expected by the title, Yoav Ben-Dov’s ‘Open Reading’ style of using it.
Especially for those readers who might be intimidated by the Marseille deck, I recommend this book. But I think all readers are likely to find it interesting, whether they use the Tarot Marseille or not. With it’s no-rote style of teaching the cards, Ben-Dov’s method can reinvigorate how you look at any deck.
In addition to writing the book, Yoav Ben-Dov has also done his own restoration of the Marseille deck called the CBD Tarot de Marseille. I don’t have a copy of it yet myself, but I definitely want one, and watching Donnaleigh’s video review of it (below) makes me want it even more.